I finally finished them! My southwestern socks are finally finished! I used a US 1.5 needle for these socks, but I think I will use a size 1 for the next pair. These socks are
just a little bit loose so I don’t know how long they will last. I haven’t washed them yet, so maybe they will fit better after I wash them.  As I have said in previous blog posts, I used Lang Jawoll Color Aktion yarn. I lost the label so I don’t know the number of the colorway. The colorway knitted up like a southwestern theme with turquoise, purple, blue, beige, rusty brown, and white.

IMG_0142[1] southwesternsocks

I will be making my rainbow socks the next time. I have some indy-dyer sock yarn that is in the rainbow colorway. The indy dyer that made them named the yarn from My Little Pony rainbow pony. I don’t know the pony’s name, but her mane is in rainbow colors.

 

I hope that these socks turn out as nicely as the swatch showed up. The colors are very bright, almost a neon hue to them. I think it will be interesting to see how they turn out! I will be using a US size 1 needle with a 47-inch cable to do magic loop. I like doing magic loop even though it can be a bit tedious to execute, especially in the beginning when I am making my toe for the toe-up socks. I am used to using my Signature needles and I do have a US 1 in that needle, so I think I will use that to do my toes and the increases and then again when I cast off because of the stiletto tips on the needles. The rest of the time, I will be using the Addi turbo size 1 needle. The tips on the Addi’s are just too blunt to do anything like K2tog or make 1 increases or doing a YO and having to do a PSSO once I have done the YO as in Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off. I have to force the needles into my stitches and it is a pain to execute with the Addi needles. I guess that I have to force them because I am, by nature, a tight knitter. My stitches are uniform all across the fabric, so I keep knitting that way. 🙂

Oh, I just had a birthday this past Saturday, April 11, 2015. I turned 52 on Saturday. My southwestern socks were my birthday present to me! Now I am going back to working on the shawl that I am having trouble completing. I am planning on doing 20 minutes a day until I am done with it. I hope to get it completed sooner rather than later. I am tired of working on it, so it makes it that much harder to pick it up to finish it. I will get it finished, however.

Until next time!

Linda

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